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Mira and the Big Story illustration (Sue Todd)

Book to note: 'Mira and the Big Story'

A young girl learns to respect diverse traditions.
By Sonja L. Cohen
Spring 2013 2.15.13

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Mira and the Big Story. By Laura Alary. Illus. by Sue Todd. (Skinner House Books, 2012; $12)

Vivid woodblock-style images illustrate the story of Mira, a girl with big questions about the nature of truth and the origins of the world. While trying to discover whose version of the origin myth is right, Mira learns to respect and celebrate the beliefs and traditions of others and finds that there is a larger story that encompasses us all. Ages 8 and up.

This article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of UU World (page 11). Illustration above by Sue Todd; courtesy of Skinner House Books. See sidebar for links to related resources.

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